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“Our Town Story…Doylestown” screening to benefit historical society video series


Mark your calendar for Doylestown Historical Society’s premiere of “Our Town Story…Doylestown,” screening at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12, at the Central Bucks Senior Center, 700 Shady Retreat Road, Doylestown.

Doors open at 6 p.m. with wine and hors d’oeuvres. Tickets are $30 with limited seating. Chances on door prizes will be available.

Doylestown has a rich history that includes famous authors, artists, explorers, business owners, an international bike race, parades, Christmas tree lightings, etc.

The Doylestown Historical Society has interviewed interesting people and filmed the many one-of-a-kind events that have taken place here over the years. Its library contains a vast number of these recordings starting with the 1938 Doylestown Centennial Celebration.

Laura Kolbe sent the society the following reaction after viewing her grandfather’s video history. “What a delight it was to see the rich and inquisitive interview with my grandfather, Bill Goldman. It’s amazing to hear his (and his generation’s) distinctive accent, gestures, and idioms preserved for all time, and even more wonderful to glean so many insights from the interview about his thoughts on Doylestown, his career, his social circle, his (and my) family, and the passage of time. The oral history being gathered by the Doylestown Historical Society is a priceless treasure.”

To keep its oral and video library growing the society’s Video History Series Committee has planned the fundraiser featuring the premiere of the newly created film “Our Town Story…Doylestown,” which incorporates clips from many of the Society’s recordings. “We want to raise community awareness of the many histories already recorded as well as those planned for the future featuring Doylestown, its residents and events,” the Society said.

Purchase tickets through the Eventbrite link on the Doylestown Historical Society website, or in person at 56 S. Main St., Doylestown. For information or to order tickets call 215-345-9430, Wednesday-Saturday 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

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